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What if your working hours really ARE killing you?

I couldn’t help but notice this piece in the Guardian this week.       “Now it seems that clocking up more than 55 hours a week means a 40% higher chance of developing an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), when compared to those with a better work-life balance.” Turns out that AF, which […]

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5 ways not to improve teacher wellbeing

A guest post by @AHallEdu Teacher wellbeing is sweeping the education landscape with great cooking bake-offs, deep tissue massage sessions and staff sporting events. To be honest I see nothing against these as I don’t mind a massage and I will never pass over food. However, I do find issue that these examples are becoming seen […]

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One Oil Barrel At A Time

A guest post by @htcoaching. Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should. You take your time, […]

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Good Habits – Do You Have Them?

A guest post from @lilliputplay I recently read the research that has been published about diet drinks increasing the risk of strokes, heart disease etc. Then a few hours later on Instagram a fitness fanatic (as he refers to himself) announces that based on the research he wasn’t going to drink them anymore! UMMMMM I wondered – […]

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Top 5 wellbeing tips for the supply teacher

Working as a supply teacher is very rewarding, but there is no doubt that it can be a challenge at times. Look after yourself with these tips for better wellbeing. 1. Fretting won’t make the phone ring (or beep, or vibrate). Constantly checking it won’t do the trick either! While you are waiting for work […]

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Focus on inclusion and wellbeing

  A guest post by @Mfeildorf Teaching can be one of the most rewarding careers! Ask any teacher about the buzz they get in the classroom when they have planned a lesson that gets everyone engaged and having fun learning. The penny drop “AHA!” moment that fires up a child and makes them a few inches […]

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TOO MANY TABS OPEN?

A guest post by @Claire_Fuller Do you sometimes feel that you’re juggling far too many activities and that something needs to change? Or perhaps you feel stressed or anxious but can’t quite work out why? Are you spending too much time fire-fightingand not enough time working proactively? When we are trying to do too many things […]

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Make Meetings Quicker, Efficient And More Effective

A guest post from @htcoaching. Meetings can be essential and productive, while often being unnecessary and a waste of time. There are a few ways to ensure that they are the former as much of the time as possible. Firstly, recognise that the time allowed for them is not always appropriate. It’s usually too long. Meeting times tend […]